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Orientation Class for New Students

Welcome to
Cowichan Canine!


Orientation Class is a one hour FREE theory lesson for new students.

Attendance at Orientation class is optional (but recommended) for our Puppy Start Right students, and compulsory for all other new class students. 

Prospective students are welcome to attend Orientation class at no charge before deciding to sign up.

CLICK HERE to download your Registration Form for classes.




Orientation Classes for New Students

Because the class is via Zoom, you need to pre-register. Please email [email protected] to register for Orientation Class.


Upcoming Orientation Classes for 2021

Thursday 21 January, 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday 28 January, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday 4 February, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 13 February, 2-3pm
Thursday 18 February, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 27 February, 2-3pm

Thursday 4 March, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 13 March, 2-3pm
Thursday 18 March, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 27 March, 2-3pm

Thursday 1 April, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 10 April, 2-3pm
Thursday 15 April, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 24 April, 2-3pm
Thursday 29 April, 6:30-7:30pm

Saturday 8 May, 2-3pm
Thursday 13 May, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 22 May, 2-3pm3
Thursday 27 May, 6:30-7:30pm

Saturday 5 June, 2-3pm
Thursday 10 June, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 19 June, 2-3pm
Thursday 24 June, 6:30-7:30pm

Saturday 3 July, 2-3pm
Thursday 8 July, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 17 July, 2-3pm
Thursday 22 July, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 31 July, 2-3pm

Thursday 5 August, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 14 August, 2-3pm
Thursday 19 August, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 28 August, 2-3pm

Thursday 2 September, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 11 September, 2-3pm
Thursday 16 September, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 25 September, 2-3pm
Thursday 30 September, 6:30-7:30pm

Saturday 9 October, 2-3pm
Thursday 14 October, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 23 October, 2-3pm
Thursday 28 October, 6:30-7:30pm

Saturday 6 November, 2-3pm
Wednesday 10 November, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 20 November, 2-3pm
Thursday 25 November, 6:30-7:30pm

Saturday 4 December, 2-3pm
Thursday 9 December, 6:30-7:30pm

Once you have attended Orientation Class, CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS.

Please note that dogs attending our Reactive Dog Programme need to go through a Behaviour Evaluation in order to make sure that the dog is suitable for the programme.

CLICK HERE to learn about our AnimalKind dog training standards. 

What's New?
What Clients Are Saying:

I had the good fortune and pleasure to take the Foundation Program at Cowichan K9 this winter with my lab cross puppy Cody. Cody just turned 8 months when we graduated with distinction from this awesome training experience. Bev, Karen, and Glenda were terrific and facilitated our learning with clear instruction, helpful tips, and much kindness and caring. I've worked with dogs all my life and was amazed at how much I learned participating in this program and now Cody and I get to benefit daily from our indelible experience with you. Training with such positive reinforcement, small class size, and expert facilitation enhanced our relationship beyond measure and will continue to do so now that we have the tools and understanding. Cody travels on rounds with me and is continually being complimented on his fine manners and keen willingness to please. I am so proud of him! Attending our classes at Cowichan Canine was the highlight of each week and will continue to be as we begin agility classes and scent games. I can't thank you enough for how your program has enriched our relationship and daily life together. I recommend all my clients take their dogs to Cowichan Canine. Every one can benefit! p.s. Your Christmas party was the highlight of the season, hands down! Class act: so many happy, well behaved dogs and their people, games and prizes, Santa and presents, incredibly delicious appies and meatballs galore for all. That was the best Christmas function I've ever attended! Thank you again -

Dr Brenda Bernhardt
Cowichan Veterinary HouseCall Services

I cannot say enough wonderful things about cowichan canine!!! My pup went through the puppy start right and then onto the foundation classes. Stef and Stephanie were fantastic!!! Both classes are well run, organized, they are excellent teachers and spend time with you and your dog. The class sizes are small which makes an excellent learning facility. Stef and Stephanie are patient and kind. The knowledge is second to none. You are able to ask questions and have one on one time as necessary. Did I mention how clean the facility is...? Holy you'd never know dogs are there all day. We wanted to give our pup his best chance and cowichan canine certainly facilitated that.

Elizabeth Butler-Smythe and Matt Tregear
cobble hill

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